I've been experimenting with a less ethereal writing style recently and am finding it fun. However I have trouble gauging how much is too much. How much violence and gore is too much? Obviously my intention is to push the envelope as far as I possibly can, however I have a slightly warped base-line of comparison. You see, during my time in university I have done many dissections, and what you might consider extremely gore-y/disgusting things. I am pretty desensitized to blood and guts. So whats the limit on what you think is acceptable, considering I am trying to stray as close to the line of unpublishable as possible (not that I ever think I will get published). Of course I don't plan to have pointless blood and entrails with little context. I am trying to explore the concept Nitzsche explained so succinctly when he said: "when you gaze long into an abyss the abyss also gazes into you" As a related but tangential issue. Is it too creepy to have detailed taxidermy descriptions? I have a sketch for a character who is WAY too into taxidermy which I thought would be an interesting diversion.